A Junior entrant at age thirteen to Harrow School of Art, Sonia
Fynn went on to study Fine Art at Farnham School of Art,
graduating in 1966. An accomplished draughtswoman, she went
on to employ her skills for many years as an illustrator to
the Cambridge, Oxford, London and Associated Examining Boards.
In this role she designed and illustrated papers in various
European, Asian and African languages for export all over
Her work was also commissioned for a number of
publications by Longman and other publishers in the field
of education. Painting, however, has always been her passion
and, after bringing up two sons, she returned full time to painting.
Jost Van Dyke, Mixed Media
Working mainly in watercolour and acrylic she developed a painstaking
layered technique, more usually associated with traditional painting
using oils or tempera. She also completed a number of lithographic
prints of her original work that have proved commercially successful.
Largely that work consisted of different series of architectural and
landscape paintings, based on the different locations of her various
homes at any one time, and her extensive travel in Europe and the USA.
Her work has been exhibited widely and she has been able to successfully
continue her professional status as an artist from her earliest
employment to the present day. In 2007 she was accepted into the
South West Academy and now paints from her studio in Chagford in
the Dartmoor National Park.
Her current projects include a return to
her early painting in oils and a renewed interest in line drawing.
While subject matter abounds around her home she loves to work abroad
and her latest works reflect a growing desire to showcase her drawing
and painting in smaller studies of natural and man made features
in the landscape.
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